Welcome to Service Learning!
If you are looking for opportunities that already exist or are told to log hours by your teacher, you can log into x2vol and look under the My Opportunities tab.
If you would like to find your own opportunity, make sure of the following:
- Before you begin an individual service learning project, remember you MUST first get pre-approval. To do that, fill out this pre-approval form
- Service learning must include a LEARNING component and not just volunteering
- You can not do Service Learning at a place that operates for a profit
- Service Learning can NOT be teaching or presenting information about a religious organization (ex. nursery worker at church, VBS, etc.)
Once you have gotten your project approved, you may start logging your hours in x2vol
Things to remember:
- You MUST have the hours verified by the supervising person before hours will be approved.
- You MUST complete a thoughtful reflection for every entry.
- Hours can NOT be verified by a family member.
For more information about Service Learning or to access the Service Learning handbook, go to the GCS Service Learning website
If you have specific questions, contact Mrs. Hudson email@example.com
Service Learning Requirements:
To recieve a Service Learning Diploma and a cord to wear at graduation students must earn 250 hours of service learning.
*class of 2023 186 hours
To recieve a Service Learning Award, students must earn 100 hours of service learning.
*class of 2023 85 hours
Ideas for places to do Service Learning:
While I will be providing a few opportunities throughout the year, at the high school level it is largely YOUR responsibility to find Service Learning Opportunities.
Each of these places/organizations would qualify for Service Learning, but most are not listed in x2vol-- you will have to submit as a personal project. It is YOUR responsibility to contact these places if you would like to participate in Service Learning.
*These are just suggestions and resources, and are not affiliated with Guilford County Schools.
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